The End of Empire

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Posts tagged vietnam

Feb 3
progressivefriends:

I knew this was going to happen.

wow. this is too intense.#drone #imperialism #empire 

progressivefriends:

I knew this was going to happen.

wow. this is too intense.

#drone #imperialism #empire 


Aug 4
Thích Quảng Đức immolated himself in protest of the persecution of Buddhists by South Vietnam’s Roman Catholic government led by Ngo Dinh Diem.His last words: 

"Before closing my eyes and moving towards the vision of the Buddha, I respectfully plead to President Ngô Đình Diệm to take a mind of compassion towards the people of the nation and implement religious equality to maintain the strength of the homeland eternally. I call the venerables, reverends, members of the sangha and the lay Buddhists to organise in solidarity to make sacrifices to protect Buddhism."

Thích Quảng Đức immolated himself in protest of the persecution of Buddhists by South Vietnam’s Roman Catholic government led by Ngo Dinh Diem.

His last words: 

"Before closing my eyes and moving towards the vision of the Buddha, I respectfully plead to President Ngô Đình Diệm to take a mind of compassion towards the people of the nation and implement religious equality to maintain the strength of the homeland eternally. I call the venerables, reverends, members of the sangha and the lay Buddhists to organise in solidarity to make sacrifices to protect Buddhism."


Jul 24

Chomsky on China and Communism in SE Asia, circa 1969

Authoritarianism and repression existing in tandem with democratization

@3:43
Don’t know why the youtube link isn’t cuing up to the spot I’ve set 


Jun 29

As I have walked among the desperate, rejected, and angry young men, I have told them that Molotov cocktails and rifles would not solve their problems. I have tried to offer them my deepest compassion while maintaining my conviction that social change comes most meaningfully through nonviolent action.

But they ask — and rightly so — what about Vietnam? They ask if our own nation wasn’t using massive doses of violence to solve its problems, to bring about the changes it wanted.

Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government. For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent.

Martin Luther King, Jr.  (via socialuprooting)

A passage from one of his greatest speeches, delivered at the Riverside Church in Harlem in 1967, exactly one year before he was killed. This is the Dr. King white folks want buried and forgotten, the Dr. King who did not condemn violent resistance, in fact siding with those who throw Molotov cocktails. All they want to remember is one speech in 1963 and nothing beyond that.

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Jun 22
myconquestofbread:

gotdamn, noam was a looker.

Damn straightBalla pipe.Middle picture must be him reading Foucault on Magritte’s painting "This is not a pipe."
Chomsky sayz: “Fuck you, this is a pipe. I have no problem with making clear statements about the world. Get real.”What is that division?
What do you call the two camps of people:
One who is ok with making clear “objective” statements about the world, asserting things and being ideological… Enlightenment people
The other who is skeptical, suspicious of “objective” statements as dogmatic and flawed… Post-modern typesWhat do you call it? Philosophy student somewhere, help me please! 

myconquestofbread:

gotdamn, noam was a looker.

Damn straight
Balla pipe.

Middle picture must be him reading Foucault on Magritte’s painting "This is not a pipe."

Chomsky sayz: “Fuck you, this is a pipe. I have no problem with making clear statements about the world. Get real.”

What is that division?

What do you call the two camps of people:

One who is ok with making clear “objective” statements about the world, asserting things and being ideological… Enlightenment people

The other who is skeptical, suspicious of “objective” statements as dogmatic and flawed… Post-modern types

What do you call it? Philosophy student somewhere, help me please! 

(via noam-chomsky)


Jun 10